Upper School (IGCSEs)

Online IGCSE Latin

Description

Our Online IGCSE Latin course is specifically designed for students eager to immerse themselves in the classical language. The Latin IGCSE Online syllabus is structured to cultivate proficiency in reading and understanding Latin across diverse contexts. Concentrating on the four key language skills—listening, reading, speaking, and writing—our IGCSE Latin Online Course facilitates progressive mastery as students advance through the programme.

Besides language acquisition, our Online IGCSE Latin course offers an enriching exploration of the culture and civilisation of the Roman Empire. Through this, students gain an understanding of Latin’s substantial influence on modern European languages. Consequently, knowledge gleaned from our IGCSE Latin Online Course provides an invaluable foundation for learning other languages and serves as excellent preparation for A Level studies.

Homework, Assessment and Reporting

Within the framework of our Latin IGCSE Online Course, students in the Upper School are mandated to complete a minimum of one piece of homework per subject every fortnight in Level 3 and weekly in Level 4. To ensure academic success in our Online IGCSE Latin programme, students are advised to consistently revise and consolidate lesson notes. Creating revision cards and summarised notes for each topic is pivotal for optimal preparedness ahead of the final exams concluding the two-year GCSE course.

Evaluations in our IGCSE Latin Online Course include Level 3 internal assessments conducted in June and Level 4 internal mock assessments in November and March. Comprehensive reports are subsequently disseminated at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 3, and following mock assessments for Level 4 in the Autumn and Spring terms. These reports feature grades for both attainment and effort in each subject and are accompanied by written feedback from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

We strongly encourage parents to utilise their family Teams accounts for ongoing dialogue with teachers concerning their child’s progress. This proactive communication enables a more detailed tracking of academic development, offering a significant advantage over the insights gained from a singular annual parent consultation evening.

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There are three separate assessment objectives:

1 Linguistic knowledge with understanding
To pass Cambridge IGCSE Latin, candidates should be able to:
• express, according to context, the meaning of linguistic elements (vocabulary, morphology and syntax)
• express, according to context, the meaning of Latin sentences written in Latin word order
• translate a passage of Latin into English
• understand the details and general meaning of a passage of Latin
• give English words which derive from given Latin words.

2 Literary knowledge with understanding
To pass Cambridge IGCSE Latin, candidates should be able to:
• describe character, action and context
• select details from the text
• explain meanings and references
• translate a portion of the text
• explain matters relating to the social and historical context
• scan two lines of hexameter verse.

3 Literary criticism with personal response
To pass Cambridge IGCSE Latin, candidates should be able to:
• analyse and evaluate style, tone and metre (where appropriate)
• select evidence to make judgements on the social and historical context
• make a reasoned personal response to the literature

The prescribed texts for 2020, 2021 and 2022 are listed below.

Verse
Virgil, Aeneid Book 6, lines 264–416 (di, quibus imperium est animarum … limo glaucaque exponit in ulva)
No particular edition is specified as availability differs widely between countries.

Prose
Introducing Cicero Chapter 9, Denunciation of Catiline (Scottish Classics Group, 2013 – other editions are available)

For the Cambridge IGCSE in Latin, candidates take two compulsory components: Paper 1 Language and Paper 2 Literature. Candidates are awarded grades ranging from A* to G.

Paper 1 Language: 1 hour 30 minutes
There are two sections in this paper. In Section A, candidates translate a passage of Latin prose into English. In Section B, candidates answer comprehension questions on a passage of Latin prose and give four English words which derive from given Latin words.
160 marks weighted at 50% of total marks available

Paper 2 Literature: 1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates answer questions on the prescribed texts. Questions test comprehension, translation, scansion and appreciation of the literature.
80 marks weighted at 50% of total marks available

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations. Consequently, Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR and AQA, and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.

What does the online IGCSE Latin course cover?

The online IGCSE Latin course focuses on building language skills such as listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Alongside language skills, the course offers valuable insights into the culture and civilisation of the Roman empire and the impact of Latin on modern European languages.

What skills are developed in the online IGCSE Latin class?

The online IGCSE Latin class aims to strengthen a variety of language skills, including listening, reading, speaking, and writing. As students progress, they will also gain a deeper understanding of Roman culture and the influence of Latin on other languages.

How are assessments carried out in the online IGCSE Latin course?

Assessments in the online IGCSE Latin course follow a structured format. Level 3 internal assessments are conducted in June, while Level 4 mock assessments take place in November and March. Students receive reports that include grades for their performance and effort, along with comments from educators.

What are the homework expectations for Latin IGCSE online?

For the Latin IGCSE online course, students in Level 3 should complete a minimum of one homework assignment every fortnight. Level 4 students are expected to complete at least one assignment weekly. Additionally, it is advised that students prepare revision notes and cards for effective learning.

What are the objectives of assessments in Latin IGCSE online?

The assessment objectives for Latin IGCSE online are divided into three categories. The first focuses on linguistic knowledge and understanding, including vocabulary, translation, and sentence structure. The second covers literary knowledge, including character analysis and historical context. The third involves literary criticism with a personal response to the literature.

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